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Wednesday 21 May 1986

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mario Mandzukic and Myra . In that special week of May people in US were listening to Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston. In UK The Chicken Song by Spitting Image was in the top 5 hits. Cobra, directed by George P. Cosmatos, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986 while The Songs Of Distant Earth by Arthur C. Clarke was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching A Very Peculiar Practice. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bubble Bobble or Flash Gordon.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

A Very Peculiar Practice

Starring: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, Barbara Flynn, David Troughton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Lau man dai hung

Written by: Ka-Fai Wai

Starring: Carol 'Do Do' Cheng, Kathy Chow, Hoi-Shan Kwan, Carina Lau

Misija majora Atertona

Starring: Matjaz Visnar, Milan Strljic, Milan Vodopivec, Marko Todorovic

Madam Sousou

Starring: Anna Panagiotopoulou, Thanasis Papageorgiou, Natasha Assiki, Tasos Halkias

Country: Greece

King of the Ghetto

Starring: Tim Roth, Zia Mohyeddin, Gwyneth Strong, Ian Dury

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Cobra

Directed by: George P. Cosmatos

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni

Country: United States

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Top Gun

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer

Country: United States

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Short Circuit

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens

Country: United States

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No Retreat, No Surrender

Directed by: Corey Yuen

Starring: Kurt McKinney, Jean-Claude Van Damme, J.W. Fails

Country: United States

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Legend

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 May 1986 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Constantine the Great
  • Equals-to-the-Apostles
  • Saints Constantine and Helena
  • Saint Mireille
  • Saint Charles-EugFne de Mazenod
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Atlanta Braves' player Rafael Ramirez hits four doubles in a game.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1986?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Baby Boomers -- May 19, 1986
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9010
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Chernobyl Reactor -- May 12, 1986

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Songs Of Distant Earth

By: Arthur C. Clarke

Thalassa was a paradise above the earth. Its beauty and vast resources seduce its inhabitants into a feeling of perfection. But then the Magellan arrives, carrying with it one million refugees

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James Herriot'S Dog Stories

By: James Herriot

In this very special, heart-warming collection of favorite stories about dogs great and small, James Herriot tells us about his own dogs and all the wonderful people and animals we have

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Necessary Losses

By: Judith Viorst

From grief and mourning to aging and relationships, poet and Redbook contributor Judith Viorst presents a thoughtful and researched study in this examination of love, loss, and letting go.Drawing

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The Mammoth Hunters

By: Jean M. Auel

Once again Jean M. Auel opens the door of a time long past to reveal an age of wonder and danger at the dawn of the modern human race.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Big Event Golf

Big Event Golf

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Traditional golf simulation

Publisher: Taito

Bubble Bobble

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Arcade, comical action platformer

Publisher: Taito

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Championship Sprint

Championship Sprint

Platform: Arcade, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Network

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari Sony Computer Entertainment

Flash Gordon

Platform: Atari ST, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, MSX

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mastertronic

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Infiltrator

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: U.S. Gold, Mindscape

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